"Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love."
i love when we pulling up to the beach, sand in my feet. Sun down, nobody around, that’s one hell of a scene…..
Christmas Market Montreux
It’s almost Christmas Time
I am very much comfortable in my own skin.
I just don’t know how to be happy.
Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists
The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.”
Watch her TED talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc
I love it. I’m glad someone made a .gif post out of some of the things she said.
Oh yes. I was particularly trained never to have a negative emotion, especially anger. (Inconvenient to others.) Therefore, I didn’t learn to handle or express it until The Boss helped me learn how. He taught me that I am loveable when I’m angry. Another of his many gifts.
(Source: french-prostitute, via switchylittlegirl)